Month: October 2012

Here Comes the Bride–and the Whole Fam Damily

Outfitting five people for a wedding isn’t fun–especially when at least four of them, me included, will be tugging, pulling and shifting from foot to foot with discomfort due to clothing and shoes not often worn. We don’t do fancy. Not that this will be over the top; it won’t. But we will dress with the respect due the occasion. My oldest baby is getting married! No, she’s not my daughter. She’s my niece. The sweet, beautiful daughter of my deceased only brother. He passed away when she was a year old.  Some of you know of this sad, sad story. He died at 23 years old of a very aggressive form of lymphoma. His young wife was left, grieving, to carry on with a baby to care for. His parents–my parents–were devastated. I was the only sibling, in the middle of college finals just before graduation and due to be married in three weeks. It was sudden and horrible. It was tragic for everyone. But my sweet niece never knew her father. When people die, …